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What Is The Recommended Dosage Of Magnesium Citrate
I accidentally took 2 tablespoons of magnesium citrate(over 1000mg) instead of recommended dose of 2 tsp. is this dangerous?
How much magnesium citrate is safe to take? Is 400 mg to high? I take it to help with anxiety. I keep reading conflicting information on dosage.
Titrate: There are individual differences in magnesium absorption, so there is no standard dose. Basically, "titrate to bowel tolerance". Which means take as much as you can handle without giving yourself diarrhea. For anxiety, magnesium glycinate may be slightly better. More info: http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/magnesium.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Both can be used in magnesium diciency. Magnesium Citrate used for bowel irrigation and cause diarrhea. Citric acid will increase stomach acid and assimilation & should be taken with meal. The glycine in magnesium glycinate is an Amino Acid which can help with sleep and feeling calm. Least likely to cause loose stools & should be taken at bedtime. ...Read more
What is the minimum dose of magnesium citrate that I should take in order to have a smooth bowel movement?
I am 5.5 weeks pregnant and i want to know if i can continue taking a supplemental dose of magnesium citrate. 300 mg, every day. It helps with sleep, anxiety and tension headaches from slipped disc.
Certainly: Congratulations! magnesium is an essential nutrient and is especially important during pregnancy, where it can prevent high blood pressure (pre-eclampsia) and other complications. It is completely safe to take during pregnancy. I imagine you are already taking a prenatal with folic acid. Biotin and dha are other beneficial nutrients during pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Constipated?: It is used for treating magnesium deficiency states and it is also a saline laxative that is thought to work by increasing fluid in the small intestine. It usually results in a bowel movement within 30 minutes to 3 hours. This is why it is used for bowel preparation for colonoscopy and surgery. ...Read more
12-24: usually gone wiqthin 1 day,Get a more detailed answer ›
30 minutes to 3hours: It can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours to work. ...Read more
No, but..: It would be a good idea.Get a more detailed answer ›
Safe: Safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
Work for what: Magnesium citrate for constipation typically works within 4-6 hours of drinking 8 ounces. If it does not work there be be a bowel obstruction or exceedingly hard stool in the colon that cannot be bypassed easily, for low magnesium levels in the blood stream it may never work because the absorption may be inadequate due to rapid transit through the GI tract. ...Read more
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